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Qonto // alternative banking service for entrepreneurs & startups
Product, Full Time    Paris    Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2021
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Our mission? To create the finance solution all businesses love. Our means? Technology, elegant design, & an outstanding sense of customer care. At Qonto, we believe that great service comes from great thinkers. That's why we strive to provide a comfortable environment that allows you to excel in your work. Check out this video to learn about our working ethos: The Qonto Way

Alexandre and Steve launched Qonto in July 2017, & the team has achieved great things since then:
- Market leader for online SME banking in Europe
- 200,000 SME clients- Outstanding customer satisfaction (App Store | Google Play | TrustPilot)
- Recognized as one of the best startups to work for (LinkedIn | Glassdoor)
- €136 million raised so far
- International investors with solid fintech experience
- Qonto is part of the #Next40 index for 2021
- And 450+ happy Qontoers building a finance solution businesses love to use

Our values:
Ambition | We tackle big challenges. No matter what
Teamwork | We create momentum by working together, at the same speed
Mastery | We pursue excellence through continuous learning. We face challenges with humility. Every day
Integrity | We're open. We're honest. And we earn the trust of our clients & each other

You will be the Product Legal Counsel dedicated to product issues, tackling all aspects of laws impacting Qonto's product. You will find solutions to help deliver Qonto's amazing products to our clients!

You will be part of the Legal Team, & the key contact point for our business partners.

‍‍ As Legal Counsel - Product at Qonto, you will

Provide general day-to-day legal advice to all the teams & functions of the payment account & expense management all businesses love!
Draft & manage terms of service for our clients & external partners involved in bringing Qonto's product to life.
Manage & coordinate external legal support (such as our attorneys & counsel) as well as internal inputs from stakeholders as well as other functional teams
Collaborate & develop proactive relationships with various teams to anticipate product developments. Strengthen the collaboration with the product team & regulatory team including reviewing & updating all existing processes & implementing new processes as needed
Review new features & product development initiatives from a legal perspective
Keep the company's senior management informed of significant laws impacting the product, as well as regulatory rulings that may affect the company's business or policies for the 4 European countries (FR, IT, ESP, & DE)
Provide training to the company's Product Team & business leaders on an ongoing basis

What you can expect

• Work in a fast-paced & scaling environment
• Work with diverse & inclusive teams
• Work in an international company, with teams in 4 European countries
• Have access to digitalized legal tools to facilitate your work

About You

Experience: You have at least 2-3 years of practicing law in a law firm or in-house, with a focus on banking law, banking regulatory issues (including PSD 2) & you are able to tackle all legal aspects relating to payment institutions & SaaS business models. Experience working with or in a fintech company is a big plus
Academic Background: Qualified to practice law in France. Degree in French Law & Master in Finance / Tech / Fintech Law, preferable
Business-oriented: You are able to put your legal expertise in perspective with Qonto's business & always provide recommendations that are business-oriented. You have experience with working across various teams in a fast-paced environment
Communication: You are able to work well with individuals across diverse teams & cultures. You are able to collaborate & function well in a team environment
Analytical mind & rigorous: You have excellent organization & planning skills, with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
Curious mindset: You are an intellectually curious, open-minded, adaptable, a fast learner, & are excited by a dynamic startup environment. You are happy with working in a constantly evolving & unsettled technological & legal landscape. You want to have an impact & contribute actively to the payment solution all businesses love.
Mastery: You are a self-starter; You are able to justify conclusions that you reach to stakeholders
Languages: You are fluent in both French & English. Spanish, German or Italian is a plus
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